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Reliability Engineer

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Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Wilmington, MA, US, 1887

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems

The Reliability Engineer ensures the reliability of processes, systems and equipment while meeting all safety, environmental, cost, delivery and quality objectives. The Reliability Engineer is accountable for evaluating system and equipment performance and functional failures in order to influence Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and prevent any incidents, while effectively interacting all levels of the organization as a technical resource that provides engineering assistance for equipment (rotating, fixed, electrical, or instrumentation).



  • Systematically reviews & establishes long-term solutions to improve the reliability of plant equipment and eliminate unscheduled downtime
  • Develops and coordinates the administration for the plant preventive and predictive maintenance programs, including the control of all data and the specification for the content and frequencies of work and inspections.
  • Measures, tests and evaluates equipment condition and develops a preventative maintenance schedule to reduce premature equipment failures.
  • Develops engineering solutions to equipment problems, including ways to reduce or eliminate the need for maintenance through equipment replacement or improvement.
  • Leads the site’s objective of assuring critical spare parts are identified and strategies for critical spare part access are in place.
  • Assists with definitions and tracking of Key Performance Indicators for site equipment and maintenance teams.
  • Coordinates with area owners and project engineers in analyzing equipment problems, performing root cause investigations, and establishing solutions.
  • Evaluates the effects of preventive maintenance on equipment reliability and maintenance costs as a basis for equipment design decisions.
  • Prepares cost estimates and appropriation requests as necessary for maintenance engineering work and prepares special reports as required.
  • Collaborates with Improvement and Manufacturing Engineers to update drawings and maintenance data
  • Maintains asset and plant equipment records
  • Trains mechanics & operators to ensure that reliability is factored into daily tasks.
  • Reviews code and engineering standards related to project design requirements.
  • Identifies opportunities and implements solutions that lead to equipment and process improvements.
  • Acts as a liaison between Maintenance and Project Engineering in the development, design and installation of capital projects.
  • Assists in coordinating activities of outside contractors relative to maintenance engineering goals
  • Participates in & supports plant health study and efforts to implement corrective action to maintain or improve plant health.
  • Adheres to the management of change process to ensure that reviews are completed thoroughly, risks are adequately assessed, and personnel are properly trained prior to implementing changes in the production facility.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university.
  • Five or more years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office, MS Projects or similar software
  • Ability to self-direct and work well within a team
  • Ability to lead and coach in a positive and constructive way
  • Experience as a successful change agent, including teaching and mentoring others


Considered a plus:

  • Formal training or equivalent experience in the use of Reliability Centered Maintenance techniques.
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with instrument networks
  • Lean Six Sigma experience


Located just 15 miles north of Boston and 15 miles south of New Hampshire, this region offers a great place to live for all ages.  Wilmington is a vibrant bedroom community with a strong sense of community and one of the most affordable suburbs in Massachusetts.  In addition to having many available community activities it is a very short drive to the historical streets of Boston, the breathtaking views of the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Green Mountains of Vermont, as well as the beautiful coastline from Maine to Connecticut.  Blending a rich history with a stable economy, healthy business climate and outstanding schools and neighborhoods, Wilmington, MA is an excellent place to work and live.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters

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